VMware ESX / ESXi Unsupported Version Detection

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Synopsis :

The remote host is running an unsupported version of a virtualization
application.

Description :

According to its version, the installation of VMware ESX or ESXi on
the remote host is no longer supported.

Lack of support implies that no new security patches for the product
will be released by the vendor. As a result, it is likely to contain
security vulnerabilities.

See also :

https://www.vmware.com/support/policies/lifecycle.html
https://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/support/Product-Lifecycle-Matrix.pdf

Solution :

Upgrade to a version of VMware ESX / ESXi that is currently supported.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: VMware ESX Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56997 ()

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